A lot of us are stuck at home, and I thought it might be fun to share a free coloring sheet. Get your coloring sheet here:
We started a couple sheets before dinner tonight, and it's really kinda fun deciding what color unicorn this could be! Please download, print, and color your own. I would love to see! I'm on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest (and a few others I forget), but it'll give us a way to interact even though we're not getting out as much.
I hope you are all healthy, safe, feel supported, and are practicing social distancing. This is such a weird and nervous time for everyone. Please take care of yourself, eat well, get exercise, drink plenty of water, and try to stay connected with the people you love. We will get through this. It's hard to know just what to do or how to prepare for the days, weeks and potentially months ahead.
But! Everyday I am seeing you all reaching out to each other and being supportive in wonderful and sometimes unexpected ways. It is teaching me new ways to in turn be supportive for others. Humans are funny, social creatures that way <3
These are just for personal use & enjoyment so please don't use them for anything other than your own coloring enjoyment, but feel free to share a link to this page with anyone you think my enjoy a few moments of coloring. Thank you!
What is Ko-fi?
Ko-fi is a way for art lovers to come together & support the creation of new art!
♥ Visit Angel's Ko-fi page here ♥
It allows some content to be unlocked by either one-time or monthly donations, but there will be open content for everyone. I'll keep sharing to social media, too! So I don't worry that everything will be swept behind a paywall. It won't! I'm finding some topics take more time to write about so I'm hoping this will be a good spot to do those more time intensive types of content. Thank you for understanding ♥
What you'll find on my Ko-fi page:
-Sneak peeks of new art
-Insights into my studio practice
-Anything else I think you might find interesting!
I talk to artists & art lovers about art related things all the time, so I think it would be nice to have a sheltered place to share that kind of information with fellow art lovers. Since this is a new endeavor, please let me know what topics you're interested in, and I'll see what I can dig up!
Right now I have a few different things going on at Ko-fi:
Xolo Puppy tutorial:
I've started a walk through of the Xolo Puppy painting I did for the Pup-Up Art Show a few weeks ago. I often take progress photos as I'm working so I can document my process so that allows me to discuss my process in more detail and show you how my paintings come together from start to finish.
Goal - Super Fancy Art Cards:
I have a goal set right now to help me cover the cost of an entire set of high quality, commercial greeting cards with my art on them! Supporters can get either a set, or two of their choosing, before they are available for sale. There is a supporter's only post with more information on that.
I have to keep it sort of secret at the moment because I am still working on them. But as a supporter you can see things before I can tell everyone else! Which soothes my urge to spill all beans as soon as I know something exciting is coming up. Yay!
Sneak Peek - "Sproutling" Vintage Plaque Repaint:
I am finishing up the first vintage plaque now, and hope to have several of them finished in time for the a show at Sunday B. Morning Gallery opening next month in August. Details for that show will appear on my events page here, and I'm sure I'll blab about it all over the place as soon as all the details are pinned down.
The finished "Sproutling" will preview there as soon as it's finished, but you can see work-in-progress images there now! Each time I try repurposed art materials, it's something of an adventure. As soon as the first plaque is done, I can dive into creating a whole set!
Shout out: Thank you, Heather Renaux, for telling me about these pretty little antique pieces that lend themselves so perfectly to new art! She is the sweetest.
You can see her enchanting work here! Heather Renaux Gallery
I will keep sharing on social media as normal! I am so appreciative of the time you've all spent following me on other platforms. So don't worry that everything will be closed off. I fervently believe art is for everyone!
There are just some things I would like to share that I haven't been able to make time for with everything else on my plate. But I'm hoping this will provide support for the work I do as well as give me a focused way to practice talking more concisely about my art. Artists pour so much time & energy into refining their craft that being able to discuss it effectively often gets neglected. So! Practice makes perfect.
Thank you for your time & consideration!
This year we celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the Unicorn Art Show, and all the magical creatures in the realm!!!
Once upon a time, there was a magical night when all the princes and princesses of the Twin Cities gathered round to gaze upon the majestic beauty of the Unicorn. Time has passed since that legendary eve, but the day of the Unicorn has come once again! Over 100 artists have come together in a group exhibition comprising various mediums and expressions in honor of the Great Horned One, and now, any fantastical creatures they wish to create. If you missed the previous Unicorn Art Shows due to duels, side quests, or magic curses, this is your opportunity to find renewal of purpose! The Unicorn shares its knowledge with all who seek it with a pure heart!
As the spirit of the Unicorn once more draws together artists from the magical kingdom of the Twin Cities, will be joined in tributes by performers and craftspeople from kingdoms far and wide throughout the country. All magical beasts shall preside over another night of fantastical art, live performances by” Planchette Burns” and “The Preludes to a Blizzard”
Don your best prince or princess attire, or masquerade as any magical creature you desire; enjoy many potions at our enchanted beverage station from Twin Spirits, as they conjure up magical brews. Maybe even get your face painted to ensure your place among the fair folk.
Suggested Donation at the Door $5
Follow UAS5 on Instagram!
Location: Artspace @ Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis
901 18 1/2 Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
Date: Saturday, April 6th from 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.
(*Magical Beverage station will not be open until 6 p.m.)
Gallery hours: Noon - 5:00 p.m. every Sunday & Saturday in April
*Please be mindful that parking is residential and be respectful of the neighborhood. Carpooling is always encouraged.
This joyous occasion will also be visited by the magical Food Truck GASTROTRUCK.
Face painting by Smart Face Painting www.smartfacepainting.com
*Fire Performance by The REAL MATT DAVIS! (Weather Permitting)
*Tarot Card Readings
*Magical Beverage Station will Be provided by Twin Spirits and Fulton Brewery.
Adorably Awkward: A Monstrously Cute Art Show
Artist: Angel Hawari
Opening Night: Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 6-9pm
Show Duration: November 6th - 30th, 2018
Where: Cryptid Hair Parlour
2358 NE Stinson Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Angel Hawari partners with the Cryptid Hair Parlour to exhibit a collection of paintings featuring a host of original characters set in intricate environments reminiscent of staged scenes. The combination of luminous glowing light and lush color palettes make them a feast for the eyes for pop surreal art lovers.
Join us for a leisurely stroll through the imaginary world of Angel Hawari. Meet her tardigrade-inspired bean bears, seedling creatures, candy corn people, unicorns, pink fuzzy creatures, and the artist herself. Light refreshments provided.
The Cryptid Hair Parlour: Where the imaginary is made real! Whether you need a cut, color, or your unicorn’s mane coiffed, they can take care of you. They excel at expert men’s cuts, specialty and fashion hair color, and shellac manicures.
I had so much fun drawing “Mira & Her Dad”! You can get your own copy in my Etsy shop here:
Since I am already working digitally, I colored a copy on my tablet. I haven’t finished it yet, but it’ll wait 'til I have an hour or two to unwind.
Have fun! And if you decide to share your handy work on social media, tag me! I'll pick a few favorites to win a goodie pack of stickers and buttons.
Thanks all! I am working on more coloring sheets, and will release them soon. In the meantime, I hope you all have your own coloring parties.
See you soon!
AHA Holiday Sale all weekend + RAO at Gamut Gallery!!
Angel Hawari Art Etsy Sale
Friday, November 24th - Monday, November 27th get 20% off all orders $10 or more!
I've been hard at work this year filling my shop with new prints and goodies. This weekend, November 24th-27th save 20% on everything on offer in my Etsy shop when you spend $10 or more.
Here's a handy link straight there: www.etsy.com/shop/AngelHawariArt
From fluffy pink finger monkeys to deep sea femme fatales, you are sure to find fine art prints to delight your art-loving friends. Or treat yourself to a new piece for your own collection. All of my prints are professionally made with archival inks on fine art papers. Each one is color-matched so they are nearly indistinguishable from the original artwork.
In gallery news, Gamut Gallery invited me back for Raging Art On 2017!
RAO is Gamut Gallery's annual Holiday event. It brings many talented local artists together to create a boutique-style art event to brighten your holiday shopping.
“art-happening meets holiday-party meets pop-up boutique”
A holiday sale in a gallery setting, Gamut Gallery provides a fun-filled, consumer-conscious alternative to chain stores and mass mall shopping with the annual shopping event Raging Art On. Described as an “art-happening meets holiday party meets pop-up boutique,” an “uncurated” art experience awaits the adventurous shopper on the hunt for the perfect gift for the artist, musician, writer or other creative maker on their holiday season shopping list. We’ve hand-selected the 50 local artists involved, but they decide what to show and where to show it. What results is a gallery packed from floor to ceiling with paintings, photos, prints, collectibles, handmade apparel, jewelry, housewares, and more.
Thursday December 7th // 7-10pm
• Featuring DJ Adatrak of Rhymesayers & Yo MnTV Raps
$10 or FREE w/membership
Presales available below
FREE OPEN HOURS:
Friday December 8th // 1-10PM
• featuring DJ Bleak Roses 6-10pm
Saturday December 9th // 1-10PM
• featuring DJ Keith Millions 6-10pm
Sunday December 10th // 1-5PM
Raging Art On reflects Gamut Gallery’s ethos of community, collaboration, the art of the happening and eco-consciousness. Gifts for sale at this event are handmade locally and are in harmony with the values of those concerned by mainstream holiday effects on our environment and our world — landfills, factory and shipping-caused pollution, issues of outsourcing and fair trade, consumer culture, etc. Raging Art On offers a place to join like-minded people together through art, music, performance and conversation.
Opening Night: Saturday, April 8th 2017
Artspace at Jackson Flats
901 18 1/2 Ave NE,
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418
Once upon a time, there was a magical night when all the princes and princesses of the Twin Cities gathered round to gaze upon the majestic beauty of the Unicorn. One long year has passed since this legendary eve, but the time of the Unicorn has come once again! Over 70 artists have come together in a group exhibition comprising various mediums and expressions in honor of the Great Horned One. If you missed the previous Unicorn Art Shows due to duels, quests, or magic curses: this is your opportunity to find renewal of purpose! The Unicorn shares its knowledge with all who seek it with a pure heart!
The spirit of the Unicorn has once more drawn together a group of artists from the magical kingdom of the Twin Cities, who are joined in their tributes by artists and craftspeople from kingdoms far and wide throughout the country. Their magical beasts shall preside over another night of fantastical art, live performances by Planchette Burns, The Night Corvettes, and DJing by the indescribably magical Venus de Mars.
Don your best prince or princess attire, or masquerade as any magical creature you desire; enjoy mystical potions at our enchanted beverage station and get your face painted to ensure your place among the fair folk.This joyous occasion will also be visited by the magical Food Truck GASTROTRUCK.
Join us at a new location and larger gallery, Artspace at Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis on April 8th from 7-11pm and revel in the sacred homage.
Our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1262857730462445/
Follow us on Instagram for sneak peaks of the artwork! https://www.instagram.com/unicornartmpls/
I met Desdamona at the Abstracted Gallery in NE Mpls one evening a few years back. They had given me an entire wall in their Luck of the Draw show. Which worked out to be around 20+ drawings and paintings. It was the first time I had seen that much of my art in a gallery all at one time. And, yeah. It looked good.
All of the art was based in folk and fairy tales, the subconscious dreaming mind, and strong historical female figures. So I suppose it's really no surprise that she saw my work and needed to meet me. Those are her words, and I smile remembering her telling me the story of why she wanted my help creating the world she envisioned. She's just one of those rare, unassuming people who makes you want to do better. She makes you want to shine.
So we spent the next couple years talking about poetry and daydreaming together about this world called No Man's Land. Until the album release party at Bedlam Theater in Lowertown St. Paul April 16th, 2016. My part in the project was to illustrate the six nursery-rhyme style poems to go along with her new album and the Siren sound project. All of these were projected behind the stage throughout the performance, and it was amazing. The show was intended to showcase the wealth of female talent we have here in the Twin Cities. Des knows this, and tirelessly strives to shine light upon all of us hard-working creative ladies who help make the arts community and culture here the wonderfully full and diverse environment that it is. That sentiment has taken root in my soul, and a flame has been kindled. Work hard, do better, and carve out space where ever we can for those who create from the heart.
You can see all the artwork I did for the album, and buy a physical or digital download of the No Man's Land album here in Des's Pop-up Webshop: https://www.musicglue.com/desdamona/shop/
She has the prettiest show posters pairing her poetry with the corresponding illustration, t-shirts, and more!!
Please take a moment to browse the offerings listed here and support her work!
I have fine art prints of the No Man's Land illustrations listed in my webshop here:
Along with a selection of other prints available directly from me.
I hope you'll enjoy the music from Des's newest album!
I'm so very grateful I got to tag along on this journey with her. Thank you, Des!
detail of "Demure Little Beastie", pencil on arches paper, original postcard art by Angel Hawari.
Hello Everyone! I'm happy to say I'll have art at a new gallery, Alexi Era in Mascoutah, Illinois, for a cause I love!
I'm honored to have this opportunity to exhibit with Aunia Kahn in her gallery, Alexi Era. And am really looking forward to this show! Aunia has decided to donate 100% of the proceeds to Bat World Sanctuary to help them continue the work they do in education and rehabilitation! Thank you, Aunia Khan, for having me!!
I've always liked bats, and find them to be super interesting little critters! Not to mention to benefit they are in the areas they live. I wish I could make it for opening night! But there will be pictures online leading up to and during the show AND all artwork remaining after opening night well be made available online the next day! I love when galleries make time to do this!!
So if you'd like to follow along with us and see all the artwork we're creating to help support Bat World Sanctuary, you can follow me & Alexi Era on Facebook & Twitter (that's where most of the teaser photos have been so far.) So please join us and help us make this fundraiser a success. Let's save some bats!
Hoping this finds you all very well,
Opening Reception: October 24th 8-9PM (100+ Artists)
Special Collector’s Preview: October 24th 6-7PM (RSVP: $20, firstname.lastname@example.org)
All Remaining postcard will be posted online Oct 25th for sale online.
Show Runs: Oct 24th - Nov 15th
“Beauties of the Night” is an awareness and fundraising exhibition for the Bat World Sanctuary. The Exhibition will feature artworks on postcards from artists all around the world. All postcards will be priced $5-$50, and available to take home right away opening night. All postcards not sold at the opening will be available online the following morning. 100% of Proceeds Donated to the Bat World Sanctuary! We aim to raise awareness and create a special connection with our audience.
100% Donation to Bat World Sanctuary (batworld.org)
Artists Exhibited: Alexandra Santaloci, Amanda Lollar, Andrea Ros, Angel Hawari, Angella Powell, Angie Mason, Aunia Kahn, Anita Inverarity, Anna K. Szalas, Arabella Proffer, Bella Harris, Billy Dyson, Billy Kheel, Cai Vail, Caitlin McCormack (Mr.Caitlin), Candace Mckay, Carissa Swenson, Catherine Moore, Celene Petrulak, Cora Crimson, Cory Benhatzel, Dana Glover, Danielle Dalechek, David Camisa, Davilock, Deborah Jackson, Dianita, Ellenstration, Encarni Diaz, Erich J. Moffitt, Gina Martynova, Gretchen Lewis, HeatherRose, Henry Schreiber, Inge Vandormael, Iris Compiet, Ivonne Carley, Jan Huling, Janae Corrado, Jay Hollopeter, Jay Schmetz, Jen Lightfoot, Jessica Ward, Jordan Wester, Julie Fordham, Juliette Vaissiere, Julie Zarate, Kathrine Perdue, Katsola, Kim Turner, Kirsten Flaherty, LadyVonBlack, Lauren Saxton, Laurie McClave, Lea Barozzi, Malady Charlotina, Mab Graves, Malissa Booth, Megan Buccere, Natasha Wescoat, Niki Solima, Olivier Castillon, Ouvra, Rian Marin, Richard A. Kirk, S. Fisher Williams, Sandra Hultsved, Sierra Kemp, Stephanie Allison, Sugar Fueled, Tammy Mae Moon, Tara Themm, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Tracy Lewis, Valentina Brostean, Vaness Foley, Yelley
Alexi Era Gallery & Publishing
47 West Main
Good morning you lovelies, you! I'm in the best mood this morning. Partially because I just got back from a week long visit in Louisiana with my sister & our family there for her wedding (Yay!) The wedding was beautiful, and I really like my new brother-in-law. He's been pretty much in the family for awhile now, they just made it official. AND some pretty cool mail was waiting for me when I got back!
A chunky mailing tube came from Jeral & Sarah Tidwell in Kentucky (more about that in a second), and letters from new penpals! I enjoyed reading them so much!! And will be writing back this week. I nearly forgot how wonderful real, personal letters can be. And it's so secret & private. I think I'm so used to writing online that I lost touch with how genuine a paper letter allows you comfortably be. I like it a lot. So if you want to swap snail mail, contact me for my p.o. box address, and I will write you back. I'm incredibly grateful my art attracts such wonderful people! I tip my hat to you because you all are some of the kindest, warmest, and most generous- hearted people I've come across. And I am thankful you want to have anything to do with me at all. This wouldn't be near as much fun by myself. Merci beaucoup!
So! The Skateboard Art Project: This is artist Jeral Tidwell's baby. He's invited all his artist friends to create art that Landyachtz Longboards may choose to license for new skateboards. And there's a rumor of an art book in the near future too. I took a peek at the publisher, and it's a pretty cool rumor! But I don't want to get too excited yet (I can wait for confirmations), but it's pretty exciting and I'm happy I get to participate. This is looking like a really good opportunity to meet and talk to lots of other arts people all over the U.S. I'm making connections with a few already, and I'm definitely feeling like a small fish. I've got my work cut out for me it I wanna make the cut.
I'll try to be better about updating my blog more regularly. There's just so much to do everyday that it gets tricky to squish everything in. But I will try. Thanks for coming to see what I'm up to! Hoping this finds you well, and have a great day!